On any cooking show, tag team task is one of the most challenging. It is challenging because not only do all the team members have to work collaboratively as one entity, but they also need to spot and correct each other’s missteps in times and appropriately, in a pressure cooker environment, so as to prevent their collective effort from resulting in a disastrous failure.
We are all our own individuals-This reality implies our inherent nature of doing things differently from one another. When we work in a team, if we are not quick enough to spot our teammates’ mistakes, what’s done wrongly by others can become our cross to bear.
We usually hear that we rise and fall together as a team. As heroic as it sounds, I, at times, can’t help but sign at the partial unfairness of the statement, as well as at the frustration that I may feel, having to confront and swallow up an unpleasant ending that is not a direct consequence of my personal actions. Does this thought of mine make me seem less like a team player? Is it an indicator of my team morale being eroded by my individualism and self-interest? Yes…Maybe.